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UPDATE: Name released in fatal train vs. vehicle crash in Clark County

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Published: Jan. 5, 2019 at 7:18 PM CST
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The Wisconsin State Patrol says George Peter Louis, 87, from Owen , WI was killed during the crash in Clark County.

The driver of the train, Dale Micheal Merell, 36, of Spooner and passenger Matthew Lee Kersten, 37, of Rice Lake were not harmed during the crash.


One person is dead after a vehicle was struck by a train in Clark County.

Just before 10 a.m. Saturday, The Wisconsin State Patrol received a report of a train versus vehicle crash.

It happened at the crossing on Berglin Avenue, south of Pine Road in Clark County.

Deputies say a vehicle attempted to cross the railroad tracks before being hit by a Canadian National freight train. The driver of the vehicle was killed. The train crew was unharmed.

The crash remains under investigation.